Surely Nikon should >expect the end users of the D800/D800E to be experienced >photographers and not be in need of a basic photography lesson >in order to make good use of its new product.>
Umm, actually big no. Just fish around the Nikonians forum. I mean I know I've come across more than a few postings with "newbies" and their D3s and basic questions. Not putting anyone down here. There's lots of people with financial means that want the best. The best may not necessarily be what's best for them, but in the the marketing blurbs, it's the best. Nikon is totally doing the right thing. They are doing their best to cover all bases.